Day 75: Antica Osteria dalla Croce

Antica Osteria dalla Croce

Antica Osteria dalla Croce

On the hilltop above Lago di Fimon, Lapio boasts some of the most incredible views of the Fimon valley. Antica Osteria takes advantage of this ideal position with a summertime terrace for outdoor dining with views over the lake, hills, and mountains beyond.

In the cooler months, basically anytime deemed less than warm by the owners, a traditional dining room offers a home style ambiance. Service is delivered in a mom and pop atmosphere, by the proprietor, and with abundant earthy sfuso red wine, you find yourself happy just being there.

For such an amazing position, the food is also unparalleled, offering a robust menu of local homestyle favorites such as bigoli anatra, risotto alla tartufo, coniglio vedure, just to name a few. Fancy experimental newage trendy dishes will not be on the menu. Innovation is unnecessary when you already have perfection. Simple fresh ingredients prepared the right way, the old way, by someone who knows what they are doing, and who does it so well.

Seek these places out, because they are becoming more and more rare as more stylish eateries attract more customers, and the economy continues to falter. Flavors of the Colli Berici and the good stuff you don’t know you’ve been missing make this everything you’ve been looking for in a true authentic “local” restaurant. The right price, the right menu, I’d even go so far as to say the perfect meal. Nothing fancy, but always what you want.

bigoli anatra (duck ragu) - probably the best of the best

bigoli anatra (duck ragu) – probably the best of the best

coniglio verdure - rabbit with vegetables, in umido, served with polenta

coniglio verdure – rabbit with vegetables, in umido, served with polenta

traditional dining room with a mom and pop ambiance

traditional dining room with a mom and pop ambiance

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About aguamaul

World traveler, frequent flyer, wine enthusiast, blogger, cat owner, and husband.
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